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 FYRST Seminar   



FYRST Seminar Goals/Topics

  • Keys to Success – Transition to College Issues
  • Time Management: The Foundation of Academic Success
  • Learning Styles
  • Exploring the Student-Teacher/FYRST Adviser Connection
  • Listening and Learning in the Classroom
  • Diversity on Campus
  • Healthy Decisions: Stress, Sexuality, and Drugs

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The FYRST seminar course is designed especially to enhance the academic, social, and personal integration of first year students by focusing on transition topics related to the college environment (e.g., time management, active learning strategies, note-taking skills, test preparation, goal setting, use of campus technology, academic advising, major and career exploration, professional development in the technology fields, diversity, relationship issues, and issues of wellness).

The FYRST Seminar is a one credit course designed specifically for first year students. The goal of FYRST seminar is to assist students in their adjustment to college life. 95% of SRU First Year students are enrolled in FYRST Seminar.

The FYRST Seminar provides students with an opportunity to participate in the University community by utilizing campus programs, services and technology. Students are introduced to their major if they are enrolled in a FYRST Seminar related to their major. Students also develop their academic skills and learning strategies.


More FYRST Essentials

Academic Progression and Goals


FYRST Advising Program

Living Learning Communities

First-Year Leader Scholar Program

Counseling Center

Health Services

Campus Safety

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What’s Coming Up?
April 6 - 17 Summer/Fall 2015 registration
May 4 Last day of class
May 5-9 Final exam week #sruFinals
May 9 Spring commencement #srugrad


My Rock Audit

Ms. Cathy Brinjak
Assistant Professor
Director of FYRST Seminar & Academic Advisement Center
106B Bailey Library